I’ve been really into Twitter lately, or as it was cleverly referred to on UYD, “Facebook for minimalists.” Several notable celebrities tweet (Shaq, MC Hammer, Oh Mars) and darling screenwriter Diablo Cody. I “follow” Cody on Twitter and lately she’s been PO’d about referencing popular culture in movies and how “stale” it all is:
- Am finding myself bothered by stale MySpace reference in “Jennifer’s Body.” I love MySpace and all but, you know.
- I wonder if we can dub in “Twitter” instead. Do it on a reverse shot so it doesn’t look totally Bruce Lee.
- I don’t know how the references in a feature script can ever stay current when the average film takes four years to develop.
- I guess Apatow turns ‘em around extra fast. The rest of us have to deal with Sanjaya jokes in our 2009 releases.
Sometime in 2008, I tried to contact Cody for an interview (via stale Myspace). She never even read the message. Too busy polishing your Oscar, Miss Cody? La-di-dah. In case you even bothered to check out RBM you would see that we’ve interviewed cast members from Heavyweights, The Sandlot, and the god damn creator of Garbage Pail Kids!!! And Seth and Jonathan from Uhh Yeah Dude. AND Frank Conniff and Paul Schrier. Not to mention our 10 Questions series. WE may not be “Entertainment Weekly” but we’ve got it where it counts. We would like to ask all of our readers (all 24 of you) with Twitter accounts to please get at Diablo Cody and tell her the only way to progress her career is through a RBM interview. We just want to help Cody.